Alaska’s New Dental Teams
This article was produced and provided by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Americans are familiar with dental teams consisting of dentists, hygienists and assistants, who work under the leadership of the dentist to care for patients. Alaska’s Dental Health Aide Therapists (DHATs) bring additional skills and strengths to the team. The DHATs maintain close communication with the supervising dentist and other team members through phone calls, email, advanced teledentistry equipment and shared charting software.